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A 2 out of 10.

A 2 out of 10.


At first, I was very reluctant to post a picture of myself. I might still regret it after I post this. For someone who was very self-conscious pre-pregnancy, why the heck would I want to post a picture of my growing belly? I’m still asking myself that.

Most women say they never showed the baby bump in their first pregnancies until 5 or 6 months. I’m writing this to say I’m not one of them.

In 14 weeks, I’ve only gained 2 pounds. 2 measly pounds. I gained 4 pounds once just by eating Thanksgiving dinner. 2 pounds?!  I’m not ‘supposed to’ sport a baby bump yet. Everyone tells me it’s probably just fat or bloating. No matter what you do, or what you say, someone is always going to be there, telling you what you’re experiencing is not normal. You’re suppose to gain _____lbs., you’re supposed to show at 5-6 months, you’re suppose to feel the baby kicking at 16 weeks, anything else you’re feeling is only gas, etc. Things don’t happen that way.

I have an obvious bump. I feel obvious fluttering in my belly. Sometimes it looks like I stepped out of a buffet or drank a 6 pack of beer. Other times, it looks like a bump. Either way, it’s here to stay.

A friend told me that it was ok to get fat now that I’m pregnant. I chuckled. It’s ok for my bottom half to look like a watermelon with two toothpicks. It’s acceptable now. And for the first time, I feel comfortable wearing a tank top with a protruding stomach. I have an excuse.

But if anyone says I look fat I’ll be punching them in the face.

7 thoughts on “A 2 out of 10.”

  • You are without a doubt a 10 out of 10 in my book!! Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful baby bump!!Wishing you serenity that all will be fine, with love your MIL!!

  • This is adorable and I think it’s great that you’re sharing your story and pregnancy with the food blogging world! Yay for baby bumps 🙂

  • Don’t even think about what other people say unless they are just trying to care about you. You look beautiful!! Thank you for sharing the photo. I look forward to more.

  • Jerri – Thanks! We were at a really rowdy restaurant downtown on Sat. night and these group of guys were holding out scorecards, 9s for the (skinny) girls then what I believe was a 2 for me. Or maybe it was a 2 for the guys around us. But I thought it’d be funny to say 2 out of 10 😛

    Lindsay – Thanks!

    APril – Thanks!

    Memoria – I think most do care, just sometimes everything isn’t always by the book. Everyone is different. A lot of women ask when are you ‘supposed to’ concerning this or that, but in most cases there are never ‘supposed to’s’.

  • That is one of the cutest little bumps I’ve seen. 🙂 If (BIG IF) I ever get pregnant, I wouldn’t mind having that cute of a bump! 🙂

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